Transforming lives on four continents

24:7 Partners Update - March 2014

The videos this month feature Andrea Hotchkin from Chad and David Judkins from France


Andrea and Mark Hotchkin are serving at the Guinebor II hospital in Chad. Andrea speaks of the impact the Jesus film is having at the hospital among a Muslim-majority population.


AH-C-Africa-2013-S3-SN from BMS World Mission on Vimeo.


David and Claire-Lise Judkins are serving in church planting in France and are witnessing the transforming power of God in the lives of local people.

DJ-F-Europe-2013-S2-SN from BMS World Mission on Vimeo.


Action teams

Please pray for the Action Teams as they come to the end of their time overseas and start preparing to readjust to UK life.

Guinebor II hospital, Chad

There are really encouraging signs of patient numbers increasing, balancing the books and people being pointed to faith in Christ. Two exciting ventures are afoot. The first is that the waiting area is being painted with a number of murals depicting both evangelistic images and public health messages. The second relates to the maternal health centre. As patient numbers rise, demand has far outstripped the space required to deliver (literally) and we have just agreed plans for the construction of a new maternal health centre. Pray for Andrea Hotchkin and Malc White, in particular, as we take these projects forward.

Mat and Suzanne Gregory, Albania

The Gregory family arrived in Albania to a warm welcome from the other BMS personnel and the local Baptist Union. Mat and Suzanne are now enrolled in a Tirana language school and Seth and Esther in a nearby preschool. Pray for them as they settle into their new life in Albania.

European Baptist Aid

Give thanks for a very worthwhile capacity-building event hosted in early February by European Baptist Aid, equipping and co-ordinating Baptist development workers from across the region.

Joe and Lois Ovenden, Uganda

Joe and Lois Ovenden are coming to the end of their work in Zimbabwe and returning to the UK in mid-March for the birth of their first child.  Pray for the work they are leaving in Zimbabwe and for the transition as they prepare for new work in Uganda.


Tim and Linda Darby, Uganda

Tim and Linda Darby have settled well into their new home in Gulu, north Uganda, with their children Joshua and Annabelle.  Give thanks that they are doing well with their language studies and building good working relationships with supported partner workers Genesis and Amos. Genesis is an agricultural expert and Amos a paralegal worker overseeing land rights projects.

Mission children

Several families will be returning to UK this summer.  Pray particularly that the children will cope well with re-entry into life in the UK.

Mission opportunities

With several mission workers leaving BMS this year, there are a number of vacancies to be filled. Pray that the Lord will direct those he wants to send and that they will be willing to hear his voice and offer for mission service with BMS. For details of the vacancies, go to

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